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'Ucode
By LAURIE DELATER
First of a series
If you stole a microscope from a University chemistry lab
today, the University might take you to court. If convicted
of larceny, you could be sent to prison or fined. But chances
are you'd just be placed on probation and return to campus.
But under a proposed code for governing student
behavior outside of the classroom, the University could for-
ce you to pay for a new microscope or bar you from the lab.
IN ITS PRESENT form, the Student Code for
Nonacademic Conduct is a mixed bag of rules and sanctions
designed to crack down on student misbehavior ranging
from theft or recklessly pulling a fire alarm to assaulting
For the most recent draft of the conduct
code, see Page 5.
another student or instructor,.
The conduct code has been the center of heated
controversy between students, faculty and administrators
since last winter.
Students held rallies, stayed home from classes, and
} called into University President Harold Shapiro's office to
protest the code. Leaders of last year's Michigan Student
Assembly said they would not support the rules. And
fraternities, sororities and co-operatives banded together

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Rules

and

rep rimands

to voice their opposition.
THE LATEST revision of the guidelines, dated March 5,
is currently under review by the Michigan Student
Assembly, the faculty Senate and the administration. The
University's regents are expected to discuss, the code at
their October meeting.
If adopted by the regents, the code would replace the
existing Rules for the University Community. Those rules,
though in place since 1973, have proved unenforceable,
University officials say. (See related story, Page 5.)
The new set of guidelines would apply to all students,
whether they live in University residence halls, frater-
nities, sororities, off-campus housing or co-operatives.
They would not apply to anyone else at the University.
Faculty and staff have separate conduct rules on the
University's books.
ATHLETIC teams and student organizations on campus
could also be punished as a group if they violated rules of
the code such as hazing.
In cases of theft, vandalism, or arson on campus, te cvu
could be used to punish a student through a University
board, even though he or she may be taken to court and
convicted of the same crime. The University could punish a
student by a warning, demanding payment for damage,
suspension or expulsion.

In other instances like harassment, the code could be
used as a grievance procedure to iron out faculty-to-student
or student-to-student conflicts.
THE CODE also prohibits students from interfering with
the "freedom of expression" or work of another student,
faculty or staff member. But the definition of what exactly
constitutes disruption is vague and guidelines for the sub-
sequent punishment are even more ambiguous.
Students who sat in on Engineering Prof. Thomas
Senior's laboratory last fell could have been suspended un-
der the new code if Senior and his assistants had com-
plained that their research was disrupted, said Dan Shar-
phorn, a policy adviser to the vice president for academic
affairs. Sharphorn is helping the administration revise the
code.
The students stayed in Senior's lab for two days to protest
research his staff was conducting because they said it had
military applications. The lab was not being usedi at the
time of the sit-in and Senior did not complain.
The proposed code is patterned after guidelines adopted
by other colleges to regulate student behavior on or off
campus. The University's Dearborn campus last fall ap-
proved a similar code applicable to students, athletic teams
and organizations.
THE NEW CODE would allow the University to set up its

own judicial system to try students, even if the student
simultaneously faces civil court proceedings for the same
crime.
The students could be reprimanded for the same crime
twice, but could not receive identical punishments, Sharp-
horn said. The University, for example, would not require
a student who breaks a window to pay for damage if the
courts already levied a fine against him or her, he added.
Henry Johnson, the University's vice president for stud-
ent services, said the judicial system is designed to be
quicker and less bureaucratic than the courts. He said the
unofficial proceedings would not require as much evidence
or analysis as the courts, but he said they would be as fair.
STUDENT LEADERS charge that the proposed judicial
system would deny students due process, could be biased,
or could place students in double jeopardy.
Under the system, a complaint that a student has violated
one of the rules must be filed with an appointed ad-
ministrator. After a preliminary investigation, the ad-
ministrator would decide whether to drop the complaint or
to hold a hearing on the charge.
In possible violations that would lead only to a warning,
payment for damage or other lesser reprimands, the stud-
ent would be called to testify before a University hearing
officer.
see CODE, Page 5

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Vol. XCV No. 12 Copyright 1984, The Michigan Daily Ann Arbor, Michigan - Wednesday, September 19, 1984 15 Cents Ten Pages
Fansriis-Club
behave as -....1
Tigers . 1 ilor use
clinch ALk
East title C .f ¢,rk $s under fire
By PHIL NUSSELL t '" . be anotherk(citation)," Kecksaid.
Special to the Daily By BILL SPINDLE bESADta anh reorcfihtvoation)"Kksa.
DETROIT - It finally happened in Officials from the Union's University h a Id ta eoto h ilt
Detroit last night. The Detroit Tigers, -Club bar and the State Liquor Control been sent to the Attorney General,
after an incredible season, clinched the Commission will meet next week to who would decide whether to issue a
American League Eastern Division for discuss recent violations of the club's formal citation to the U-Club
the first time since 1972 by downing the s ~. liquor license, the Daily learned U-Club officials have two weeks from
Milwaukee Brewers, 3-0. yesterday. Sept. 14, the day the Liquor Control
All 48,810.Hfans were filled ih -The U-Club was cited with one Commission mailed the citation to club
emotion thiroughout the night. The violation of state liquor control laws officials, to decide how to respond, said
cheering was virtually constant along .,Aug. 28, after a liquor control official Ken Wosniak, a commission aide.
with monster "waves" which rivaled was servu The club can either acknowledge that
ed adrik onJul^18
those of Michigan Stadium. THE BAR has a "private club" the violation occurred and explai the
THE ENTIRE scene was almost liquor license which restricts sales to circumstances, ask for a hearing on the
straight out of a page in a Hollywood students, professors, staff members, matter, or not respond n which case
script. Some fans did m<theieldSf-t' alumni who apply for membership to the commission would set up a hearing,
ter the win, but no major violence was ~.the University Club, and guests of Keck said.
apparent.~ ... members. Students, professors, and IN ANY CASE, the matter will even-
In the lockerroom, during an inter- ~ .staff members automatically become tually end up in front of a state liquor
view on WJR radio, catcher Lance Cmembers of the club commissioner, who will decide what
Arreiger unbatid, in'to get the ¢". j..?' i The club also will probably be cited penalty,if any, the U-Club will receive.
SAssociated Press for another identical violation which Frank Cianciola, director of the
enough of it. I don't care who we play.eDil, lerdg Un i alsehe twovieeks o
(in the playoffs) I know we can beat ,Tiger fan Angele Couchran shows her team spirit as she tries to get cars to park in the St. Boniface Church parking lot occurrek ondept.y8 darcordin tho nin-atriued sth-e to viltsysto.
e last night before the game. The Tigers' 3-0 w over the Milwaukee Brewers last nght ciches the American League eHe said the U-Club has never intended
the Tges oton hebordriht Eastrn Divsio ttle.'The team will play the American League West champions and the winner will advance to the forcementiivisio of the State Liquor to serve anyone but students, faculty,
All 4,510.fans ere flled~wlth v ComissiControl thCommission.clu
etigetrsgotonthe barnight h Worldio Serieslqorcotrs in Kical, oOctober. rspnd si
See TIGERS, Page 9 'It is my expectation that there will See STATE, Page 2
Women meet the ROTC chalienge
By EtLIZABETH REISKIN ments. I just blow them off. I think of what I think when I see
While some women at the University are preparing for a woman inuniform-wthey standdout."k
sorority rush, others are donning combat dress and prac- But the attention doesn't always inspire negative feelings,
ticing their battle maneuvers. says Rosemary O'Connell, a LSA sophomore.a
For the 28 women participating in the Army Officer "People who know you kind of respect you. Everyone
Education Program (ROTC), this is just a part of their thought I was kind of strange at first. I'm very careful when I
University curriculum. have my uniform on," says O'Connell. "I feel I'm a represen-
In an age when women's contributions to the military are tative of the U.S. Army and I don't want to come up short."
beacoming increasingly significant, women enrolled in the THE WOMEN in ROTC are looking at their military ex-
ptingt ori e a dvantag e r ss e d g he p eb k
' man dn"It's going to give me an advantage when I get into the real
the real world, world. The army is a male-oriented group," says O'Connell,
InthenlIc erroom i ter"I'll be working with predominantly men. I can't see how it
- Rosemary O'Connell can help but give me an edge.
LaStevens says she has recognized her own leadership poten-
LSA opho ore tial through the program.
"I'VE BEEN repelling off the dental building," she said.Te
campus ROTC program are receiving mixed messages from "I've done things I never would have done if I hadn't joinedra,
families and friends, the program. My self-esteem has greatly increased. You Daily Photo by STU WEIDENBACH
"WEARING THE uniform affects my role as a student. have to have responsibility. You have to be a role model. I Pc
Women in uniform aren't seen that often, said Jeanne know that if I was thrown to the wolves, I could make it."
Stevens, an ROTC junior in the nursing program. "In fatigues or Despite their enthusiasm for the program, some ROTC University students camp out in the basement of the Union last night following the announcement of two additional
battle dress, it's harder. . . you get a lot of looks and com- See WOMEN, Page 3 Prince concerts at Joe Louis Arena.
T OA Ymanager at the dealership. "The car's in good shape, so offers a liter of beer at a certain price but regularly and final weeks of the coptest. Before election day, wets rpr
herself a real good deal." The dealership donated consciously continues to pour considerably less isn't ted their spending during the past two years totaled $1
Peel deal tbrought in by Nowlan - worth about $120 - to the playing by the rules." Proprietors who try to get around million, and drys said their efforts cost $339,000. "Let's be
tIArmy to distribute. "We'll go the extra mile to the law by displaying a sign warning customers their mugs honest" was the battle cry of the wets, a reference to the
W HEN A car dealership offered to sell a used car sell a car to someone," Bengiovanni said. might not contain a full liter are out of luck, too, he said, open - but illegal sale of liquor by the drik i numerous
ifor "999 bananas" in its radio commercials, They also may be fined, restaurants across the state. By concentrating on the
Iangworeen Nowlan took the pitch literally. Now, hypocrisy of the present practice, wets adopted an ap-

for her efforts, she's driving a 1975 green Beer patrol proach that succeedd in ening proiition.
Peugot with sunroof, automatic transmission and stereo. 21st Amendment Drys focused their campaign on the possibility that
Nowlan was listening to radio station WMRC of Milford, TN Munich, Germany, a mecca for beer lovers, the legalized drink sales will result in more drunken drivers -
Mass. last week when she heard King Ford pitchman Agovernment has good news for fans of the golden brew. (KLAHOMA VOTERS stood in lines yesterday to cast and more traffic fatalities. Southern Baptist churches were

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